FRANCIS JOHN YOUNGBLUT

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scan_pic0020Oran- Francis John Youngblut, 90, of Oran, died Friday, June 17, at Grandview Care Center, Oelwein of natural causes.

He was born February 27, 1921, in Oran, Iowa, son of Frank and Anna (Phillips) Youngblut.

He marrried Mary Ellen Klenzman on July 1, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, Iowa.  He was in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He had owned and operated the Youngblut Feed and Fertilizer for many years, then purchased the Elevator-Youngblut Elevator in Oran, IA. and operated that until he retired.

Survived by: his wife, Mary Ellen, four daughters: Barbara (Dennis) Yungtum of Waverly, Carol Youngblut of Fairbank, Marilyn (Larry) Briddle of Nelson, Missouri, Darlene (Bruce) Smith of Boonville, Missouri.  Six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:  Five sisters, Agnes Youngblut in infancy, Mable Slater, Josephine Freitag, Margaret Chase, Helen Campbell. Three brothers, Leo Youngblut, Burton Youngblut and Lawrence Youngblut.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the church cemetery.   Military rites will be conferred by the Fairbank American Legion, Fortsch-Duffy Post 552. Public visitation on Monday, June 20, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Oran or Fairbank Fire Departments..

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MARY ELAINE MILLER

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scan_pic0019Fairbank-Mary Elaine Miller, of Fairbank, died Tuesday, June 14, at Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, IA.

She was born  July 12, 1919, at Fairbank, Iowa, daughter of Thomas and Eva (Bond) Harn.

She Married Charles Miller on February 8, 1937 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Fairbank, Iowa.

Survived by: three sons: Ron (Joan) Miller and Tom (Barb) Miller  all of Fairbank,  Charles (Joan) Miller of Ft. Mojave, Arizona.  Eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one sister, Dorothy Mersch of Waterloo.  Many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:  her parents, husband Charles, one brother George Harn.  Two sisters and brother in-laws, Eileen and Harold Corcoran and Clara and Louis Peters.

Services: at 10:30 a.. on Monday, June 20, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with inurnment in Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice.

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VIOLA DOLORES CHASE

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scan_pic0017Fairbank-Viola Dolores Chase formerly of Fairbank. died Saturday, June 11, at her daughters home in Moore SC. of  advanced dementia.

She was born  June 26, 1922 at Blakesburg, Iowa the daughter of Ronald and Marjorie (VanCleave) Robinson.

She married Lawrence (Bud ) Chase on June 26, 1946 at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Survived by:  one son, Jim (Kathi) Chase, Reno, NV.; three daughters, Debbie (Larry) Brown of Naples, FL., Barb (Jim) Carufel of Woodbury, MN. and Mary Leigh (Dana) Cranston of Moore SC.  Seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  One sister, Lorraine Fairholm of Newport, MN.

Prececed in death by: by her parents,  husband, Lawrence (Bud), and one sister, Connie Aschbrenner, one grandson, Tim Chase.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the church cemetery. Public visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the funeral home with rosary at 4:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to, Interim Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Court, Duncan, SC. 29334 or a charity of your choice.

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ROBERT DALE GRANTHAM

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scan_pic00101Hazleton-Robert Dale Grantham, of Hazleton, died Wednesday, June 1, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of a brief illness.

He was born December 18, 1937  at Valentine, Nebraska, son of Henry and Olive (Detgen) Grantham.

He married Karen Shannon on August 29, 1959 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, Iowa.

He farmed in the Hazleton area.

Survived by: his wife: Karen; mother, Olive Gade of Fairbank. Six daughters: Jean Ann (Robert) Henn of Hawkeye; Carolyn (Mark) Hemesath of Ridgeway; Linda (Chris Waterman) Taylor of Manchester; Shirley (Dan Brace) Grantham of Winthrop; Diane (Dean) Hughson of Winthrop; Kelli (Nick) Krum of Winthrop.  Seventeen grandchildren. Three sisters, Joyce Bratten and  Marilyn (Bob) Condry both of Vinton; Barb (Glenn) Hodgson of Dubuque. Two brothers, Howard (Clarice) Grantham of Hartford and Russell (Lori) Grantham of DeSota.

Preceded in death by: his father, Henry and three grandchildren.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Public visitation on Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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